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Geoffrey Mohan

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Geoff joined the Los Angeles Times in 2001 from Newsday, where he was a Latin American correspondent in Mexico City. He was hired as a statewide roamer, but was quickly drafted into coverage of Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Soon after returning, he was sent out to the front lines of the California wildfires, and was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning breaking news team in 2003. Looking for a break from the action, he took refuge behind the editing desks in foreign and metro, serving as the environment editor and later, the state editor. He returned to reporting two years ago in Science, where he’s been writing about Ebola, African-clawed frogs and mathematicians who can predict NCAA winners. Now he’s coming full circle, back to roaming the state in search of stories about farmers, drought and innovation in agriculture and food science.

Recent Articles

  • Will microbes save agriculture?

    Will microbes save agriculture?

    Right under our feet. That’s where David Perry believes the next agricultural revolution will come from – the millions of unseen microbes in soil that play a crucial but complicated role in the well-being of plants. Perry believes that he can repackage beneficial bacteria and fungi as something...

  • Is quinoa California farmers' new kale?

    Is quinoa California farmers' new kale?

    Bryce Lundberg is elated, which is saying a lot for a California farmer these days. "Hop on in," he says, wading into eight acres of ragged stalks, their seed tassels turning russet in the desert sun. Lundberg, 54, soon is chest-high in quinoa, a crop that is thriving in an unexpected place: on...

  • Farmworkers win court battle over access to California labor board's proceedings

    Farmworkers win court battle over access to California labor board's proceedings

    A District Court of Appeal panel has revived a constitutional case involving public access to contract mediation proceedings held by the state's farm labor watchdog. A farmworker and business owner now can air their case against the Agricultural Labor Relations Board in a Fresno County Superior...

  • Pom Wonderful case not wonderful enough, Supreme Court says

    Pom Wonderful case not wonderful enough, Supreme Court says

    The last chance to make a case for Pom Wonderful's health claims just got poured down the drain by the nation's highest court.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review an appeals court decision that health claims in Pom Wonderful advertisements misled consumers. The move ends a nearly...

  • Farm worker decertification fight is nowhere near over

    Farm worker decertification fight is nowhere near over

    It could be a long time before workers at the state's largest tree-fruit processor get another chance to vote on whether the United Farm Workers can continue to represent them, after a state board nullified their 2013 election. The Agricultural Labor Relations Board ruled Friday that Gerawan Farming...

  • In sophisticated shell game, thieves hit Central Valley nut growers

    In sophisticated shell game, thieves hit Central Valley nut growers

    The truck company appeared legitimate, though the paperwork was a bit sloppy. But after a few calls, the broker told Horizon Nut Co. to load 45,000 pounds of shelled pistachios and send it to the East Coast.Hours later, the trailer was empty in the Los Angeles-Long Beach port area, and about $450,000...

  • A peek into the mysterious art of citrus flavoring

    A peek into the mysterious art of citrus flavoring

    Geoff Marshall-Hill finds the tango mandarin's scent "a bit catty." He can't even imagine a market for the Indio mandarinquat. But the rich wine and berry undertones of the sanguinelli blood orange elicits a string of superlatives. He wanders a dusty orchard in Riverside, surrounded by co-workers...

  • SpaceX rocket achieves sea landing, setting up Elon Musk's firm to dominate

    SpaceX rocket achieves sea landing, setting up Elon Musk's firm to dominate

    Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully landed a booster rocket on a drone ship for the first time Friday, a milestone that could lessen the cost of delivering cargo to space and place the Hawthorne company in position to dominate the commercial launch services market. The Falcon 9 stage touched down on...

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